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Panasonic announces Flagship ZT Series

Discussion in 'CES Consumer Electronics Show 2013' started by Mark Hodgkinson, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Mark Hodgkinson

    Mark Hodgkinson Reviewer & News Writer

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    It's goodbye to GT

    We're not sure if this is purely a spot of model manoeuvering or a genuine new flagship model, in terms of picture quality, but Panasonic has replaced the VT at the top of the plasma food chain with the new ZT series.

    The VT60 moves down the ranks a notch whilst the ST60 series will still represent the value entrant. All models will feature Panasonic's new 'My Home Screen', it's new portal for smart and connected activities.

    We're going to break down the full range in another item.

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    Make very little sense unless there serious picture improvements over the VT
     
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    vaktmestern Well-known Member

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    Really poor panny tv presser ...
     
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    I dread to think what the pricing will be.
     
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    deon444 Well-known Member

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    They seemed to just rush through their 2013 line up,big let down really.
     
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    vism Well-known Member

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    Lost connection when they put the ZT specs up. Did it say if it was 1080 or 4k?
     
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    I only caught last few seconds of the ZT but the design isnt miles away from 2012.

    However feature wise they now have voice commands so a response to Samsungs gimmicks last year.

    Also dont know if was mentioned on the tv but on the blu ray players theyve basically rebranded swipe and share and are trying to relaunch the idea with a new name >.>
     
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    As far as i know they didn't say anything but doubt very much if it was 4k.
     
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    No panny oled :nono:
     
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    Literally no details on new plasma tech. Very disappointing for us.
    As I remember it was the same last year, no details at all but 50 serie is excellent anyway. So, fingers crossed.
     
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    Dont like the pannys 2013 tv stands.. :thumbsdow
     
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    Engadget are reporting there is no UHD from Panasonic. I think if it was 4k they probably would have drawn attention to that, but maybe that will come later.
     
  13. Stuart Wright

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    We're on the Panasonic stand very soon to get the up-to-date info.
     
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    And for what for now is 4K ????:laugh: more important is whether will be 16 G panell as KURO quality.
     
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    Well at least i know i can buy a deep chip fryer from the comfort of my sofa if i buy this years sets with their smart tv function,woopee doo
     
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    Shop 2 u drop :rotfl:
     
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    I feel an ST50 coming on
     
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    Could you possibly count the pixels for us? ;--)
     
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    No 4K and oled tv is really showing that panasonic is not pushing tech anymore.... really a let down.

    Noting abt 3D as exspected .... :lesson:
     
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    No doubt this years sets are gonna be excellent,but they could have spent a couple of minutes more explaining the new model,even if its not that much of an improvement,they could have at least hyped it up a bit.

    They need to learn about marketing from Samsung
     
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    First time ive ever agreed with you.

    They look down right unsafe. Little v shape thing =s

    The 50 series stand was fine. It seems all design and gimicks.

    Tho i did catch mention of fastest refresh rates ever or summat. So what they going to say 3500hz refresh or something lol.
     
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    Here is our tvs.... woop the end move on :boring:

    Any specs no.. noting :(
     
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    Specs are up here
     
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    wish they would focus telling us more about the screens than smart tv functions! who's gonna use that pen? seriously?
     
  25. Mark Hodgkinson

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    I've added more meat to the bones, here.
     
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    Wait and see what pq is like but its a good shout.

    Only negatives with the tv is HDMI too far to left and line bleed. Be interesting to see about vbi too. Id still of demanded answers what happened to the fix. Lol
     
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    I think the chance that there will be a 4k plasma in consumer line is highly unlikely. Given the strict rules about power consumption in nowadays sets we can just forget about it, perhaps small scintilla of hope is in their prosumer VX line. I cant imagine what would be the consumption for such a 4k 70'' power hog though.[​IMG]
     
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    Perhaps they can release them as pro tech which just happens to be available from selected retailers across the country including Panasonic stores lol
     
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    Reminds me of the Honda badge.
    I quite like it, modern and not Samsung.
     
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    Only thing Im thinking is because the back actual stand is more visible is the new tv slightly higher off its base than the 50 series. The style isnt my preference but if stable is a mile better than the Samsung ark stand lol.
     

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